Housework is meditative for me, says Eva Mendes

Movie star Eva Mendes has revealed that loves cleaning her family home.



Eva Mendes enjoys doing housework
Eva Mendes enjoys doing housework

Eva Mendes finds doing housework to be a "meditative" experience.

The 50-year-old actress has revealed that she actually enjoys doing housework, explaining that keeping the sink clean is one of her biggest concerns.

Eva - who has Esmeralda Amada, nine, and Amada Lee, seven, with partner Ryan Gosling - told PEOPLE: "For me a clean sink equals clear mind. And I find doing the dishes meditative. It is a time to think and relax.

"The rest of my family pitches in; however the dishes are really my domain - my happy place."

Eva is actually launching a new range of cleaning products through Skura Style.

The Hollywood star explained that her Cuban heritage was a big influence on her new collection.

The actress - who was born in America to Cuban parents - said: "It reflects the things in life that inspire me - family, architecture, art, music, fashion - and the colors of my Cuban heritage.

"The beautiful pastel palette of denim, blush and teal reflect the iconic colors of Cuban architecture and landscapes. The patterns I develop are very fashion driven."

Meanwhile, in March, a source claimed that Eva and Ryan "try their best to stay out of the spotlight".

The actress didn't pose alongside Ryan, 43, at the Oscars - but the actor always has Eva's full support and the couple simply prefer to keep their romance low-key.

A source told PEOPLE: "It truly seems they are surviving Hollywood as a couple, because of the way they‘ve handled being famous. They try their best to stay out of the spotlight."

The loved-up couple ultimately choose to prioritise their family life over fame.

The insider explained: "For them, the most important job is their girls. Everything else comes second. Of course Eva is proud and excited for Ryan. She still sees it as a job, though."